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Programs and Events

At this support group, we collectively strive to uphold a safe(r), judgment-free space for support and discussion on a variety of topics related to conjugal violence such as the violence itself, trauma, resilience, and the process of recovery. This group will be hosted for 2 hour sessions on Monday nights at a wheelchair accessible location in NDG. Each week will alternate between a French session and an English session.

Conjugal Violence Support Group

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This group is a space for parents to freely share their experiences of new parenthood, pregnancy, childbirth, infant loss, miscarriage, and more. Join us and find support through community. It's free and drop-ins are welcome! Click here to learn more!

 

The support group meets every Friday morning, 9:30 - 11:30 am, at the Walkley Centre, 6650 Chemin de la Cote Saint Luc. 

Food Security

We work with multiple partner organizations to provide emergency food relief for families. The first step is to contact us for an appointment with our food security officer.

J’Empote

Participants are introduced to several different preservation techniques (canning, fermentation, drying, etc) over the course of a growing season, using fresh and local bounty.  Our summer food preservation sessions will be running for the third consecutive season starting this July, and will operate on site.

Life Coaching

This series, hosted by the talented Gail Griffith, introduce creative approaches to self-reflection and goal setting in a group environment.  Sessions include tips to address challenges, obstacles, and fears; visioning exercises, and planning.  Participants learn processes to make their dreams a reality!

Art Exploration

Weekly themes prompt participants to explore different techniques and subject matter, using a combination of journaling and multi-media experimentation.  Online sessions are hosted weekly, and provide the opportunity for participants to share inspiration and unwind at the end of the day. 

Early Childhood Education/Respite

Children between the ages of 2-5 are welcomed to join us twice weekly in this program that supports children’s natural development through socializing and introducing routine.  Activities include crafts, reading, singing, and free play (indoors and outdoors). Our early childhood educator takes a personal approach to meet the needs of each child holistically.  This program serves as a respite for mothers as well, affording them the opportunity to prioritize their needs.

Mindful Movements

Start your day in a better frame of mind with stretching and breathing exercises that promote relaxation and mindfulness.  Hosted virtually by the talented Reena Almoneda Chang.

Family Coaching

Our family coaching sessions cover a wide range of topics, including bonding with your child, introduction to positive forms of discipline, and tips on how to communicate effectively with daycares, schoolboards and other institutions.  Our certified family coach, Grace Campbell, takes a personal approach that invites participants to share their own experiences, and speak honestly about the many challenges that are a daily part of motherhood!

Excursions

Women on the Rise go the extra mile to bring some magic and fun into the lives of the families with whom we work.

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GENERAL NOTES

  • During this time of increased hospitalizations because of COVID, cold and seasonal flu, we strongly recommend wearing masks to all activities and for anyone experiencing COVID symptoms to stay home.

  • All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

  • Registration is required for all activities. Please email us at info@womenontherise.ca to request your participation.

  • All Tuesday and Thursday afternoon activities will start promptly at 1:00. Please note that there is a drop in teatime beginning at 12:30, and we invite all participants to come early and chat before the workshop begins!

  • Childcare is available for most on-site programs, with 7 days' notice. Please indicate your needs in your participation request. This service will not be available if you do not indicate your need upon registering.

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